At the ABQ airport
Lots of bags
Shuttle from Anchorage to Talkeetna
Hotel room in Talkeetna
the outdoor store.
At the National Park Service to get our permit to climb Denali.
Getting our gear ready for the flight to base camp.
Our tansportation to base camp.
Flying to base camp
Base camp at 7,200 feet.
The start of many days of dehydrated food.
Moving camp to the Ski Hill.
This was a 5.5 mile leg with around 600 feet of elevation gain.
The only move where we did not do a carry and cashe supplies.
Almost to camp.
Ski Hill camp.
Carry to the 11,000 feet camp.
The 11,000 feet camp.
Location of our cashe.
Go back down to the Ski Hill camp was quick on the sleds.
Moving camp to the 11,000 foot camp.
11,000 foot camp, the cooking area.
11,000 foot camp
11,000 foot camp - enjoying some brownies.
Jason taking care of some business.
Carrying supplies to Windy Corner
Making the way around Windy Corner
View across the glacier
View down into the 11,000 foot camp.
Rest day. Scones for breakfast.
Clouds coming over the ridge. 11,000 foot camp, rest day.
Movnig up to the 14,200 camp, AKA Basin Camp
This was a 2.75 mile leg.
With an elevation gain of 3,200 feet.
Coming around Windy Corner.
At Basin Camp. Since we would be here for a while, we built a nice camp.
Looking down at Basin Camp.
Carrying gear to the top of the headwall. Mt. Foraker in the background.
Awesome views with Basin Camp.
Making our way up the headwall.
The top of the headwall is 1 mile and 2,000 feet from Basin Camp.
Making our way back down after carrying supplies.
Bad weather day.
Just a little bit of snow and some wind. We were lucky that this was the wost that it got.
Lots of UNO to keep us busy while we wait for the weather to clear.
Pancakes for breakfast.
This camp is the last big camp with a medical tent.
Lots of parties were moving up the 17,000 foot camp since the weather cleared.
Janet, David, and Chris move up to the 17,000 foot camp while Jason and myself stayed behind. I had a bit of altitude sickness, so I opted for another rest day.
We hiked out to a spot called "the edge fo the world"
From here you could look straight down several thousands of feet to the valley floor below. Mt. Foraker in the distance.
Lots of traffic moving higher up the headwall.
14,200 foot camp. Looking at the ranger's tents.
The next day, Jason and myself went up to the 17,000 foot camp.
View from the top of the headwall
Jason at the cashe at the top of the headwall.
Working up the ridge to the 17,000 foot camp.
The 17,000 foot camp is just around the corner on the edge of the big bowl.
17,000 foot camp below. Jason and myself were feeling good, so we decided to continue going to the summit.
Going to the summit.
Old radio station.
There is the summit. One last climb.
Working to the summit.
On the summit ridge.
Final steps to the top
The final bit to the summit.
On top of Denali - 20,230 feet!
On top of Denali
On top of Denali - Bill
On top of Denali - Jason and Bill
On top of Denali - Chris
On top of Denali - Jason
Going back down.
Sunset. Almost back to the 14,200 foot camp.
Camp on the way off the mountain.
Bad visibility on our way to base camp.
The weather finally clearing.
Making our way to base camp in some fresh snow.
Back at base camp waiting for a plane ride out.
Loading up the plane.
The flight out.
Sunset in Anchorage
Looking from the "edge of the world"
14,200 foot camp.
Mt Hunter and Mt. Foraker at Windy Corner.